Trump orders FBI to investigate Brett Kavanaugh accusations
Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with President Donald Trump after being nominated to the Supreme Court. (AFP / SAUL LOEB)

President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to investigate sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh -- and gives them a week to do it.

In the statement made on Twitter by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump noted that he made the order per the request from the Senate, initially made by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).